Fewer Better Things - a talk by Glenn Adamson

A talk at NCAD by one of the leading writers on design and the applied arts today

On the evening of Thursday 13th 2018 September Dr Glenn Adamson will explore Fewer Better Things, linking the concept of “material intelligence” to ethics and aesthetics today. He will draw on examples from contemporary art and design, and discuss the relationship between craft expertise and technological change. 

Glenn is a curator, writer and historian who works at the intersection of craft and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. he is the author of a number of key books including Thinking through Craft (2007) and The Invention of Craft (2013)

The talk will take place at 18.00 on Thursday 13th September 2018 in the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre at NCAD. The event is open to the public. It is unticketed, so please arrive in good time to get a place.